Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project
Abstract: The purpose of this thesis-project is to help preachers understand how to communicate the gospel—defined by Jesus as “good news to the poor”—to people who are materially wealthy. It examines others’ work on this subject, original research, and Biblical texts. Biblical concepts are placed into conversation with contemporary wealthy Christians using a broad survey, a group participation class, and two in-depth interviews: one with a materially wealthy man and one with a materially poor woman. The thesis-project concludes with a theological framework for preachers in materially wealthy contexts to help them understand their message as gospel communicators.